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Libya: Failure To Agree On New Cabinet


Libya’s interim leaders failed to elect a transitional Cabinet on Sunday.

NTC chief, Mahmoud Jibril, was widely tapped as the country’s new Prime Minister, only to see his candidacy rejected at the last minute.

“The NTC reduced the number of portfolios from 36 in the original proposal to around 24 but no names were confirmed,” NTC spokesman said. The participants also disagreed on the need to form a new Cabinet before the whole of the country has been cleared of pro-Gaddafi forces.

The NTC has drawn up a roadmap for a new constitution and elections over a 20-month period, starting from independence declaration.

Meanwhile, Gaddafi-loyalists have pushed the opposition forces into hasty retreat from the town of Bani Walid. Along with Sirte and Sabha, Bani Walid remains the last stronghold of the country’s deposed leader.

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